JOHN J. WOODARD, JR. v. NORTH CAROLINA DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Plaintiff’s Complaint (Oct. 12, 2015)
Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (Nov. 18, 2015)
Plaintiff’s Memorandum in Opposition to Motion to Dismiss (July 10, 2015)
Plaintiff’s Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice (Dec. 2, 2015)
Order Granting Pro Hac Vice Admission (Dec. 16, 2015)
This lawsuit, brought under the North Carolina Constitution, alleges that the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality violated the doctrine of separation of powers by opting not to subject Iberdrola Renewables to the state’s permitting process for wind energy facilities. The facts are similar to those in Owens v. DEQ, but this challenge is civil and constitutional rather than administrative in nature.